ERIC Number: ED101572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Cultural Aspects of Language Imposition in Malaya, Singapore, and Indonesia.
Bickley, Verner C.
Topics in Culture Learning, v1 p86-98 Aug 1973
This paper distinguishes Bahasa Malaysia (Malaysian language) and Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language) according to type and function and summarizes their development as the national languages of Malaya, Singapore, and Indonesia. It presents a short, historical account of the spread, through religious and educational activities, of the English language in Malaya and Singapore and the Dutch language in Indonesia. Some instances in which these imposed languages become the languages of political and cultural protest and came into contact with the national languages are described and a tentative assessment of the present position and status of English and Dutch in the three countries is attempted. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Singapore